General Poetry posted September 22, 2022 Chapters:  ...130 131 -132- 133... 

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7/8/2 Modern Haiku

A chapter in the book One Thousand Cranes


by Gypsy Blue Rose

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stargazing at Mount Teide,

bombarded by brilliant beauties – 




Mount Teide is a Unesco World Heritage site and also a designated Starlight Reserve. It's part of The Canary Islands, the darkest place on earth and perfect for stargazing. The Canary Islands are a Spanish Autonomous Community in the Atlantic Ocean. The islands have a population of 2.2 million people.

MODERN HAIKU is the English adaptation of Classic Haiku. It's written in one to four lines with no strict syllable count, but as brief as possible. These poems use a pause usually marked by a dash before the satori (an insightful twist to ponder). Images don't need to be taken from nature. Seasonality is optional. Alliteration and metaphor are okay. Never rhymes. The em-dash ( -- ) is used to emphasize an interruption in speech before the satori. Haiku usually doesn't have a title but in fanstory we have to have one. The Haiku Foundation of America
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